Olympic medalist Louis Smith gives youngsters lesson in gymnastics - The Leamington Observer

Olympic medalist Louis Smith gives youngsters lesson in gymnastics

Leamington Editorial 22nd Feb, 2017   0

OLYMPIC medalist Louis Smith has been showing youngsters at Warwick School the tricks of the trade.

The Louis Smith Gymnastics Academy has been held at the school over half-term. Some 30 children between ages five and 12 took part, spending time training with the gymnast and asking him sport-related questions.

Louis – who can currently be seen on Channel 4’s The Jump – said: “I started gymnastics at the age of four and have loved it ever since. It is great to see all the kids having fun and enjoying it.

“It’s really important to come along to sessions like this and to help to inspire the next generation to aim as high as they can.”

Some of the youngsters even tried on Louis’ silver medal which he won while in Rio.

Harry Taylor, age six, said: “I loved seeing Louis and getting some tips I can use for my gymnastics at school and in my club. I asked him if he ever gets nervous and he said he does, but to learn to use my nerves to help me. He also showed us his silver medal from Rio, it was amazing and really heavy.”

Visit www.activatesport.co.uk to find out more about the sport academy.


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